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04-27-2011, 12:35 PM
Today's Tornado Onslaught Centers on Tennessee Valley

By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
Apr 27, 2011; 11:15 AM ET


The Tennessee Valley will bear the brunt of an onslaught of tornadoes today into tonight. With strong and long-tracking tornadoes expected, there is serious concern for loss of life and property.

Parts of the Tennessee Valley were already being slammed with nasty thunderstorms capable of causing significant damage and spawning tornadoes this morning. The worst of today's tornado outbreak, however, is yet to come with a second round getting under way.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are especially worried about the corridor from central Mississippi to northern Alabama, far northwestern Georgia and eastern Tennessee from the midday hours into this evening.

Dangerous thunderstorms were already starting to move into this area from the west at mid-morning with a tornado spotted in Esperanza, Miss., just after 10 a.m. EDT.

It is within this zone that a powerful storm system could spawn large and long-tracking tornadoes (with rankings equal to or higher than EF3).

"If strong tornadoes like this hit any populated area, they could result in complete destruction," warned AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Heather Buchman.

Accuweather (http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/48909/todays-tornado-onslaught-cente.asp)

04-27-2011, 10:34 PM

Another horrible night. Sounds like a LOT of damage and deaths from what I've been seeing tonight...

04-27-2011, 11:06 PM
This is the headline picture right now on Fox, saying 37 dead :(


That was in Tuscaloosa, AL. Here's the video of this tornado...it is just amazing.


04-27-2011, 11:31 PM
Death toll up to 54...:(

04-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Sending prayers for them my oldest said it looks like those pictures in Japan and I sadly had to agree:(

04-28-2011, 09:06 AM
Holy Shit! (http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/28/severe.weather/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1) 173 now said dead from this outbreak!!

04-28-2011, 10:49 AM
We lost a friend in Smithville.......he was driving on MS25 when the tornado hit. They are still finding dead in Smithville.
Another friend with 3 trees on her house..

Sirens were endless for two nights. Sometimes it was eerie. I went outside with the dogs to listen and I could hear them from every direction. Other than those sirens there was not a sound or movement. Then the wind began and just kept rising. I called the neighbors to make sure they had heard the sirens. They hadn't, and turned on the porch light to let everyone know they were aware - kind of a neighborhood thing.

Rain! My Lord! Rarely have we seen it rain like that. It'll be days drying out. And more storms are coming through on Saturday, maybe.

04-28-2011, 02:09 PM
247 dead now in 6 states.